Checking your battery regularly is a key aspect in extending its life and avoiding any unnecessary expenses

  • Start with the obvious: your battery needs to be clean to work properly. Remember to regularly wipe the battery casing with a damp rag (or a mild detergent); a dirty battery will have a weaker current than one that is properly maintained
  • Don’t forget to clean the terminals as well. Taking a brass wire battery brush and a solution made with baking soda and water, loosen the cables (negative and positive) and gently scrub away any build up
  • Scour your battery for any cracks, bulges, or any other kind of damage. Look closely, as they can be hard to spot and are often times an indication that you need a new battery
  • Once you have attached the cables again (positive first), apply a light layer of grease as a preventative measure against future damage